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Focus on Australia and New Zealand

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Focus on Australia and New Zealand

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 11 Jul, 2018 - 08:00

Over the last few years, there have been significant developments in the College in Australia and New Zealand with new public preceptors being appointed and the development of ordination training within those areas. So we asked Dharmanandi, Purna and Maitripala to write about their work - 

Dharmanandi writes about the early years of women’s ordination training in New Zealand and ...

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Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

Ordinations at Akashavana Retreat Centre June 2018

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 6 Jun, 2018 - 14:08

We are delighted to announce that the following 21 women were ordained at Akashavana on June 2nd, 2018.

Public Preceptor: Subhadramati

Fiona Johnston becomes Suvarnajyoti
A Pali name meaning ‘She who is or has a golden light’
Westernised spelling: Suvarnajyoti
Private Preceptor: Maitrivajri

Elaine Jackson becomes Maitrimati
A Sanskrit name meaning ‘...

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Kulanandi appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:41

Kulanandi appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:41

Kulanandi has recently been appointed as a public preceptor and joins the College of Public Preceptors. She introduces herself here -

I went on my first FWBO retreat over Xmas/New Year in 1981 in Seaford UK, and celebrated my 31st birthday there. I had been living and working as an English and Music teacher in Germany, so after completing my contract...

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Santavajri appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:35

Santavajri appointed as a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 14:35

Santavajri has recently been appointed as a public preceptor and joins the College of Public Preceptors. She introduces herself here -

I first walked in the doors of the London Buddhist Centre in 1990, and immediately signed up for a six-week meditation course, by the end of which I realised I was a Buddhist. I was made a mitra on Dharma Day in 1993, and asked for ordination a few months later.
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Ordinations at Guhyaloka 30th April 2018

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 17:48

Ordinations at Guhyaloka 30th April 2018

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 17:48

Dear Order Members,

The following men were publicly ordained at Guhyaloka on Monday 30th April 2018. This was Ratnavyuha’s first set of public ordinations.


Public Preceptor Arthapriya

Martin Harris becomes Maitrisimha
A Sanskrit name meaning “Lion of Loving Kindness”
Westernised spelling: Maitrisingha
Private preceptor: Paramabandhu

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47 men ordained at Bordharan in India 17th December 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

47 men ordained at Bordharan in India 17th December 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Thu, 4 Jan, 2018 - 15:04

On Sunday 17th December 2017, the largest number of ordinations on any one day in the history of Triratna occurred in India.

The following 47 men were ordained at Bordharan retreat centre and, as previously posted, 21 women were ordained on the same day at Bhaja

1 Kashinath Jadhav from Thane becomes Anomaditya

2 Shukhdev Wankhede from Ulhasnagar becomes Maniveer

3...

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Ratnavyuha from New Zealand becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 27 Dec, 2017 - 11:00

Ratnavyuha from New Zealand becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 27 Dec, 2017 - 11:00

Ratnavyuha introduces himself -

I currently live in Auckland, New Zealand where I’m involved with the Auckland Buddhist Centre, Sudarshanaloka Trust (which includes both Sudarshanaloka retreat centre and Lotus Realm Trading), and the Men’s ordination training process in New Zealand and Australia. My first contact with Triratna was in 1992 through Aryaloka retreat centre while a student at the...

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Congratulations Ratnavyuha! Great news for the region. I’m looking forward to that long-mooted catch-up with you in due course. Best wishes from Samacitta xx

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Congratulations, best wishes and Happy New Year x

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Sadhu! Wonderful news! The College will be enriched by your presence.

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Sadhu brother, thanks for taking on this responsibility.

metta

Jayaraja

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Congratulations! It was good to see you at Aryaloka this summer.

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Maitripala from Australia becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Sat, 23 Dec, 2017 - 12:18

Maitripala from Australia becomes a public preceptor

Posted by Saccanama on Sat, 23 Dec, 2017 - 12:18

Maitripala introduces herself - 
I came across the Dharma in 1991 when I attended a weekend course led by Buddhadasa and Guhyavajra in Melbourne. 
Both Buddhadasa and Dayamegha were my first main dharma teachers. 
I was bringing up my three daughters in the lovely forest town of Emerald about an hour and half from Melbourne. I taught for many years at the local Primary School and was passionate...

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21 women's ordinations in India December 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 09:01

21 women's ordinations in India December 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Fri, 22 Dec, 2017 - 09:01

Dear friends

We are very happy to announce that on Sunday 17 December 2017 the following 21 women had their public ordination at Saddhamma Pradeep retreat centre Bhaja.

This is the largest number of Dhammacharinis to be ordained at one time in India.


Private Preceptor Karunamaya:

1) Sunanda Popatkar, Nagpur
becomes Shraddhakirti
Name meaning: She...

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Ordination in Auckland New Zealand on 16th December 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 20 Dec, 2017 - 12:06

Ordination in Auckland New Zealand on 16th December 2017

Posted by Saccanama on Wed, 20 Dec, 2017 - 12:06

Saturday December 16th 2017 was a special day with a public ordination taking place at the Auckland Buddhist Centre. Geoff Walker became Dhiramuni, having been privately ordained by Ratnavyuha a week earlier at Sudarshanaloka, and then publicly ordained by Purna.  About 80 Order members, mitras and friends were present.

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